Our team

Staff

Kelly

They/she/he | Policy & Project Officer

Kel

Advocate, speaker, writer, policy adviser and former politician.

Brett

He/they | LGBTIQA+ Youth Empowerment Officer

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Teacher/trainer, advocate and Founder of Rainbow Crows.

Shay

She/they | LGBTIQA+ Youth Empowerment Officer

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Creative communications professional, community organiser, activist and queer youth facilitator.

Volunteer Board

Varo

They/ them | Chair

Varo

Queer non-binary bureaucrat by day, LGBTIQA+ advocate by night.

Holley

She/ her | Secretary

Holley Skene

Health advocate working in sexual health & relationship wellbeing.

Joshua

He/ him | Treasurer

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Proud Port Pirie resident, owner of small disability service and keen sportsman

Cherrie

They/ them | Deputy Chair

Cherrie Rogers

Peer Educator in the sex work, & BDSM communities.

Lucy

She/ her

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Support provider for educators teaching LGBTIQA+ students.

 Charlotte

She/ her

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Proud First Nations Trans Woman.

Leeann

She/ her

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Asexual, single parent of 3 and disability rights advocate.

Kat

They/she/he

Kaat

Disabled, chronically ill social media guru with experience at WA Youth Pride Network.

Sharon

She/her

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Proud First Nations Aged Care and Disability Advocate living regionally.

Elisa

She/they

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Queer scientist and mathematician.

Vale Ian Purcell AM

1947 – 2016

Ian Purcell

We honour Ian Purcell AM who dedicated his life to advancing the health and rights of LGBTIQA+ South Australians over may decades of activism.

Fondly known as the “Godfather of the Gay Community”, Ian was the first Chairperson of the SA Rainbow Advocacy Alliance.

He was founding member of the Uranian Society, a cultural forum for gay men, and the Gay and Lesbian Community Action lobby group, which was formed to counter political and social conservatism at the height of the AIDS epidemic.

He also represented the LGBTIQ+ community on various state government departmental committees, including the Ministerial Advisory Council on Gay and Lesbian Health and the SA Police Gay and Lesbian Liaison Committee.

In 2005 Ian Purcell became a Member of the Order of Australia for his advocacy.

His wisdom and humanity will be much missed.

We owe so much to Ian and we hope to honour him by continuing his work.

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